Im thinking about buying a bIlly goat lawn vac

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Blake_Straubinger, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. Blake_Straubinger

    Blake_Straubinger LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Posts: 1

    pros or cons on this?
     
  2. Dr.NewEarth

    Dr.NewEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,420

    We get alot of rain in the fall, here in Vancouver B.C. My turf vac is pretty much useless on many leaves. Mine picks up small stuff best, and it would be better suited to cleaning off a golf green rather than a thick lush lawn. It sucks up moisture too.

    It's alright for cleaning up dirt and butts that we have marshalled along the curb.....but I have found that it is quicker and more productive to use a good back pack blower and push the leaves into piles.

    When it is raining, the bag gets soaking wet and weighs half a tonne. It is very heavy and gross to have to remove and dump out. The bag decomposes over time.

    I use a snow shovel and rake and wrap the leaves into tarps.

    I'm not trying to prevent you from buying a turf vac. By all means buy one, they're cool to have....hopefully some-one in your area can add to this.
     
  3. The Next Paige

    The Next Paige LawnSite Member
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    Get a real Billy Goat! In Arizona, and I am sure other places you can rent these animals to help keep your lawns short. Obviously it wont work for what you need, but I think it is entertaining.
     

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